That’s it! You’re frustrated with your body. It’s not healing at the rate you want it to. You’ve had a cough or cold for 3 weeks now….andyou're sick and tire of being sick.
This had been my reality for the past couple week and I was fed up. I even started saying to myself “how come my body can’t heal? Why is this happening to me? And then I get upset at my body….after a few minutes, I discovered that this line of thinking wasn’t helping. So this is what I did….
I ask different questions to contradict what my mind was telling me. Instead, I asked “what are recent examples of my body healing?” Then I remembered that I pulled a muscle and it was much better, the bruise on my shin is nearly gone and the scrape on my elbow is healed. How can I say that my body is not healing when clearly, it is?
This allowed me to see that my mind was playing tricks on me. My body is in fact healing! It simply needs more time or more sleep, or help in the form of supplements, herbal remedies etc,
The trick is to find evidence that contradicts what your mind is telling you.
If your mind is telling you, having a bigger house, nicer car, making more money, etc will make you happy. Ask yourself the reasons for why this may not be true. If I had a bigger house...what I be happier? Well, personally, it may mean more grass to cut, a bigger mortgage, more rooms to clean, etc. That would not make me happy at all.
If my mind said that being in any relationship would make me happy. I would ask, how many people are unhappy in relationships. It's got to be a good relationship for me and sometimes, that takes patience and time.
Before you want what someone else has because you think it will bring you happiness, ask yourself if it really will.
Practice this technique of questioning your mind and let me know how it goes.
The fourth and fifth healing intelligences, are the soul intelligence and the universal intelligence. These spiritual intelligences allow us to express our gifts in our lives.
The soul healing intelligence is a place of knowing. This is different from the thought healing intelligences where it is a place of thoughts.
If you can connect to the soul healing intelligence, it allows you to bring peace, ease, flow, and love to your life and what you do.
This is the space where you can let go of yourself so you can fill it with something new.
There is no way to think yourself to the soul healing intelligence. There are only questions you can ask to get you closer: Where’s the rhythm? How can I express more love now?
The final healing intelligence is the universal healing intelligence. This is the place where expressions like “we are all one” and “we are all connected” come from. This is where we find out that we are not separate from all others here.
We may be individual beings but together, we make up a whole. This is where community lies.
For example, if we take a cup and scoop water out of the sea, the water inside the cup is still part of the sea. Similar to us humans, we are individuals but we are also a part of the collective sea of people.
This is the place where the right people or things, show up for you at exactly the right time, when you need it.
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The third healing intelligence, the thought intelligence, is broken up into 2 parts: the lower thought and the upper thought. Our last article talked about the lower mind intelligence and now we move on to the upper mind.
The upper mind is where we observe our thoughts and the lower mind. It’s where we ponder things, have revelations and gain insight on ourselves.
This is often known as the space of the observer in meditation. When you sit down to meditate or when you observe your thoughts, you may be able to recognize that you are not your thoughts. You are able to watch your thoughts go by. The person observing the thoughts go by is the upper mind healing intelligence.
With this healing intelligence, we can decide which rules still matter to us and which ones from our past we can let go of. This is where you can change your story about who you are!
Here is an exercise to get to the upper metal intelligence. Sit for 5 minutes and observe the thoughts that fill your mind.
When you realise that you are having thoughts enter and leave your mind, recognize that you must be observing them from a higher level of thought.
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The third healing intelligence, the thought intelligence, is broken up into 2 parts: the lower thought and the upper thought.
A thought allows you to freeze an event in time so you can play it over and over again. Why would this be important? So you can take a closer look at an event, deconstruct and examine it.
This is done for protection purposes. It allows you to ask yourself if this event is something you need to be concerned about or if this something that you need to protect yourself form.
The lower thought intelligence makes rules for what something is, what it means and what it’s supposed to be. We have rules for what it means to love, be loved, hate, feel rejected, sad. Etc. These rules were established by you through what others told you and your own personal experiences. Most of your rules were form early on in life.
Onces a rule is triggered, it sets of a specific thoughts, emotions, behaviours, etc that correspond to the rule. For example, if in grade 1, Miss Smith told you that you were stupid, you would store that in a file somewhere. Imagine 25 years later and 5 diplomas later, you get stuck on a problem, your brain will say, that’s because you’re stupid.
This is why it’s important for us to examine our reactions and why we have them. Most often, when there’s an upset, it’s because one of our rules have been broken in some way.
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The second intelligence is the emotional healing intelligence. The purpose of an emotion is to regulate your life force to cause you to take rapid action, create change and drive you towards a purpose.
The emotional intelligence is tied to the life force (see previous blog on the Bio-energetic healing intelligence) because it directs the flow of the life force. For example, when you experience the emotion of happy, your energy moves upwards in your body. Conversely, when you are feeling sad, your energy will flow downwards and towards your feet.
An emotion is designed to last minutes to hours, at most. It runs through your body so you can make rapid change. Imagine you are treated poorly by sometime and you get mad and angry. This emotional energy will allow you to say “Enough of this! I will not let this happen to me again!”. Then you will take the necessary steps and actions to keep this from happening again to you.
When an emotion lasts longer than a few hours, it is no longer an emotion but a state. You can experience the emotion of anger or you can know someone who’s always angry and therefore in a state of anger. In order to sustain a state, you require specific behaviours, structures or posture of your body, actions and thoughts to create the state over and over again.
Unlike the bio-energetic healing intelligence which is present in all living beings, the emotional intelligence is not. Some animals have this and other’s don’t. A snake may have a preliminary version of this intelligence to be able to react to it’s environment.
People who have difficulty making changes in their life or taking action often don’t have enough emotional energy expression to do that.
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The first intelligence is the bio-energetic or life force intelligence. Life force flows through you and allows you to effect your biochemistry in your body.
Life force drives your body’s processes and makes sure that the proper chemical and physiological reactions take place are the correct time to ensure that you stay alive. Ie. heart beats at a certain rate, lungs expand and contract at specific intervals. Life force is important for activity in your cells, connective tissues and for organ function, growth and repair.
Life force is present in all living things and it’s role is to keep your body functioning at baseline. It keeps your safe, secure and alive.
When you are at rest, your life force is slow. Movement is what allows you to change your life force. With increased heart rate, respiration and body temperature i.e. exercise, your body’s biochemistry kicks into high gear.
When your life force isn’t flowing properly, you feel lethargic and if it becomes stagnant, you start to feel ill. The lack of life force does not make you ill directly, your body will lack the ability to eliminate the toxins and move waste in and out, due to the lack of life force flow. When there is disease in the body, there is usually a problem with life force.
When we first start off working together, the treatment sessions are usually focused on getting your life force moving properly again throughout your body.
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Over the next few articles, we’re going to talk about the body’s healing intelligences.
Let’s begin by the premise that there’s a healing intelligence that exists within our body. This intelligence is the difference between a live body and one that is no longer living.
When we cut our finger, we do not have to tell our finger to heal. It does so own it’s own. The body signals to it’s cells that we are injured and the correct pathways take place to clot the wound and begin the healing process. All these reactions take place automatically without us having to think about them.
Could you imagine if we had to think about each and every process going on in our body? I.e. heart beating, lungs breathing, stomach digestion, elimination ,etc? We wouldn’t survive too long if that were the case.
Depending on the organism involved, healing requires different levels and organizations of intelligence. This means that a single celled organism requires less intelligence than mammals and then humans. Whereas a single celled organism is responsible for basic functions, mammals have emotions and instincts and humans require even higher intelligence for complex thought and free will.
The healing intelligences in our body are: bio-energetic, emotional, lower thought, upper thought, soul and universal. Over the next several articles, we’ll go through these in detail.
Intelligences are resources that you have at your disposal. Each person has unique abilities within the healing intelligences. Some people may be gifted in the emotional intelligence and have a wide range of emotions that they are able to experience and take action from, while others may lack that ability to make quick change.
When you are aware of which your intelligences work best for you and where you are challenged, you can creating healing in your life on many levels.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.